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She Went to the Races (1945)

Passed | | Comedy | 4 November 1945 (USA)
Scientists have developed a method for winning at the track. Lovely Ava is a horse owner interest to a desperate gambler.

Director:

Willis Goldbeck

Writers:

Alan Friedman (story), Lawrence Hazard (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Craig ... Steve Canfield
Frances Gifford ... Dr. Ann Wotters
Ava Gardner ... Hilda Spotts
Edmund Gwenn ... Dr. Homer Pecke
Sig Ruman ... Dr. Gurke
Reginald Owen ... Dr. Pembroke
J.M. Kerrigan ... Jeff Habbard
Charles Halton ... Dr. Collyer
Chester Clute ... Wallace Mason
Frank Orth ... Bartender Skelly
Joe Hernandez Joe Hernandez ... Joe Hernandez
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Scientists have developed a method for winning at the track. Lovely Ava is a horse owner interest to a desperate gambler.

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Taglines:

HORSES ARE HARD TO FIGURE...BUT DON'T BET ON WOMEN! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ela Foi às Corridas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film received its initial television broadcast in Los Angeles Monday 25 November 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by San Francisco 31 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), Philadelphia 9 April 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), and, finally, New York City 25 March 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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Fades in the Stretch
9 August 2004 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

So-so Romantic comedy of how several professors try to get their colleague's job back by playing the horses scientifically isn't much. What strengths there are lay in the supporting cast, particularly the ever-delightful Edmund Gwenn and Sig Rumann, as well as Ava Gardner in a well-played role as the other woman. James Craig is ok in the lead and Frances Gifford seems to be doing a breathless imitation of Larraine Day, but the overall effect was apparently so unhappy that director Willis Goldbeck did his work under a pseudonym.

The intent was apparently to produce something light and breezy and reminiscent of SARATOGA, but it all appears a bit harebrained.


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